Route 66 News

Miss Route 66 travels her namesake

Kara Knudsen, 18, of Norco, Calif., was crowned Miss Route 66 for 2006-07 at a pageant in Barstow a while back. To her credit, she’s been traveling the road that provides her title, according to the Winslow (Ariz.) Mail: She…

Oscar lobbying begins for “Cars”

Buena Vista Pictures has put up a Web site to woo the Academy of Motion Pictures to nominate several of its films for Academy Awards. One of the movies Buena Vista is hoping will get Oscar nods is “Cars.” It’s…

Joe’s All-American road trip

Joe Queenan has written a funny, somewhat acerbic, mostly affectionate and observant essay about American road trips in the Belfast Telegraph. That includes a few thoughts about Route 66, including this one: Cruising along Route 66 constantly reminds the traveller…

Rock Cafe retools its Web site

The Rock Cafe in Stroud, Okla., has renovated its Web site. Although it’s a work in progress and stuff still needs to be added, it’s definitely a much-improved design.

Send us your Christmas photos

The Christmas season is upon us, and Redforkhippiechick‘s photo of an angel decoration in the dinky Route 66 town of Texola, Okla., has given me an idea. Do you have cool photos of Christmas sights along Route 66? Are any…

A report from the road

Redforkhippiechick ventured to Vega, Texas, to help the owners of the Vega Motel prepare for their eventual reopening and stayed in the newly refurbished Apache Motel in Tucumcari, N.M. There are other things she observed and shot photographs of. Check…

“Christmas on Route 66″ parade

This story in the Sapulpa (Okla.) Daily Herald about local Christmas parades has an item that might be of interest to Route 66ers: Kellyville will celebrate “Christmas on Route 66” with its parade on Dec. 9, said Kim Crall, president…

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